Trip to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan  - 10 days travel
Trip to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

10 days travel

Trip to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
(10 days travel)

The expanses of Kazakhstan are huge and you need a large number of days to see the main sights of the country, but if you don’t have much time and want to see as much as possible, we offer you a combination of two countries - Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. There is much to see on this tour: Almaty is the former capital of Kazakhstan, although it has retained a certain amount of Soviet times, but it has recently acquired huge shopping and business centers, green parks and a cable road where you can ride from the slopes of the mountains Zailisky Alatau right to the city.

Bishkek has retained its territory and just like in Soviet times it is a small, cozy capital of Kyrgyzstan. But the tour is not focused just on these two cities but the amazing nature of the two countries - mountains, lakes, canyons, passes and amazing views and panoramas. You will get acquainted with the local culture, traditions and way of life of the local population, experience their hospitality, taste national dishes, taste oriental sweets and take with you a lot of colorful memories and of course visit the colorful oriental bazaars where you will certainly buy unique souvenirs for your friends and relatives.

It will be an amazing and unforgettable journey. Come with us!

Available Dates

  • June 17 - June 26, 2024 | 10 places Book
  • Aug 5 - Aug 14, 2024 | 10 places Book
  • Sept 09 - Sept 18, 2024 | 7 places Book

Trip details

Intensity Level 1
Season Summer, Autumn
Begins in Almaty
Ends in Bishkek
Airport out Airport Manas (FRU)

Price: $ 950 (≥ 10 people)
≥ 8 people in the group: $ 1,050 per person
≥ 6 people in the group: $ 1,150 per person
≥ 4 people in the group: $ 1,250 per person
≥ 2 people in the group: $ 1,650 per person

Great for Couples Families Individuals

In this tour to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan you are going to see mountain landscapes of the two countries, large cities and small villages, beautiful nature, hospitable locals, nomads and feel the oriental flavor. You will visit the most beautiful places of the two countries, enjoy the beauty of nature, fresh air and the coolness of the mountains, see two capitals, visit the shores of several large lakes, walk in the mountains, visit the hunter with a falcon, take part in the process of national carpet hand-making, ride a horse and much more.

What's Included:

  • Transportation through the whole route including visiting sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all of the sights (except ones mentioned in additional payments)
  • Meals by the program – full board
  • Water 1l per day per person

What's not included:

  • Any changes in the program
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Excursions not included in the program
  • Tips for driver and other personnel
  • Any personal expenses: international calls, bar, souvenirs, etc.
  • Single Supplement – 125 USD

  • Additional payments
  • Visiting the house of an eagle hunter in Bokonbaevo – 30 USD per group
  • Eagle hunting show in Bokonbaevo – 70 USD per group
  • Crafts show in Kochkorka – 10 USD per person
  • Horse riding in Djety-Oguz and Son-Kul lake – 30 USD per person
  • Horse games on Son-Kul lake – 300 USD per group

Arrival to the airport of Almaty . Transfer to the hotel. Today we will have a city tour around Almaty. Visit Panfilov Park – named after the 28 heroes, who died for freedom and independence of the country. Zenkov Cathedral - the oldest building of the city, that is entirely wooden, built without any metal nails and a Memorial complex devoted to the World War Two and with eternal flame. Continue sightseeing at Green bazaar – a place where you can buy souvenirs, central Moslem mosque, Republic Square with three main symbols of Kazakhstan and Obelisk devoted to the independence.

After the city tour, drive to Medeo Gorge. Stop at the huge Medeo dam, that protects the city from destructive mudflows formed on the tops of the western Tian Shan mountains. From the top of the dam, at the altitude of 1733 meters above the sea level, enjoy the view of the largest high mountain skating rink in the world – Medeo, surrounded by marvelous mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau. After that visit the top of Kok-Tube hill, where you can enjoy unforgettable panorama of Almaty from the observation desk. At the foot of the tallest TV tower in Kazakhstan you can take a walk along the winding paths of the Kok-Tube park, where you will come across "The Beatles" monument devoted to the popular Liverpool band. At the end of the tour take a short ride from the hill to the city center by the cable car. Dinner and transfer to the hotel.


Almaty – Charyn canyon. This day we will drive to Charyn canyon. Charyn Canyon is a unique natural monument, stretching for 154km along the banks of Charyn river to the east from Almaty. It consist out of sedimentary rocks which are about 12 mln years old. The height of canyon walls can be up to 300 meters. The most interesting tourist place is Valley of Castles, curvy 2-km path through the bottom of canyon will lead you along picturesque mountains, red cliffs and rocks. Walk in the canyons and overnight in a guest house in Saty village.


Charyn canyon – Kolsay and Kaindy lakes. Kolsay lakes is the system of 3 picturesque lakes which are located 330km south from Almaty on the altitude of 1800, 2250 and 2700 respectively. Area is interesting in its geological landscape and availability of rare plants and tranquil untouched nature. Kolsay lakes are often called the Pearls of Northen Tian-Shan. The sunken forest of lake Kaindy is a stunning view to behold and a lovely place to relax for a picnic when going east from Almaty. In 1911, an earthquake triggered a large landslide, which formed a natural dam on the slopes of the Kungey Alatau range outside of Almaty. The imposing shrank spruce trees that previously formed a forest there, were now suddenly submerged in the lake that was born from the landslide. Walking in the surroundings and overnight in a guest house in Saty village.


Saty village – Karakol town. This day you will drive to the border Kegen and cross to Kyrgyzstan. Continue driving through Karkara gorge with stunning views. On the way we may visit the farm where they breed race horses and have lunch. Arrival to Karakol town and have a city tour with visiting wooden Russian Orthodox Church and Dungan Mosque (XIX century) and local bazaar. Also if you have a desire you may visit the museum of Prjevalsky the explorer. Accommodation in a Green Yard hotel.


Karakol town – Djety-Oguz gorge. After breakfast we will drive to Djeti-Oguz by the eastern shore of Issyk-Kul lake. The gorge is located in 60 km to the west of Karakol on the northern slopes of Terskey-Ala-Too. This is one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. For 25 kmon both sides of the gorge the fir trees are growing at first merging into small groups and then turning into huge forest mass. The gorge finally becomes a wide Kok-Djayik valleywhich is totally covered by fir forests up to the very top of the ridge. Over the forest zone (about 3000 m) in the wide valley of about 15 km there are amazing subalpine and alpine meadows called Djailoo.

During the spring and the summer Djeti-Oguz gorge turns into a kind of flower holiday, among which you may see the silver stars of Edelweiss flowers, alpine daisies and asters, and nard (golden root). In the Autumn the gorge is being a colorful canvas as it’s covered not only by coniferous forests but also by the leaf trees. In the gorge we will have a horse riding to the waterfall and see the enormous stone constructions “7 bulls” and “Broken heart”. We will have lunch in a yurt and hike to the beautiful waterfall. Dinner and overnight in yurt.


Djety-Oguz gorge – Bokonbaevo village. In the morning we will enjoy the view of Terskey-Ala-Too ridge and after breakfast will continue our way. Southern shore is more picturesque than its northern brother. Though main hotels, night clubs and restaurants are on the north shore, south side has preserved virgin beauty. We will see the amazing change of landscapes like in kaleidoscope. The first place we will visit today is Barskoon gorge known for its waterfalls and the Arabel pass from where you may get to the glaciers and beautiful mountain platos.

After that we will drive to the “Fairy Tale” gorge. The whole originality of the place is the frozen in bizarre forms colorful rocks, like after the eruption. Solid clusters made of limestone and sandstone are bulging from the colorful soil and the place looks like the ruins of ancient castles.

The most surprising is that the architect and sculptor of the place is the nature that used only water, sun and wind as instruments. Besides the fancy castles and fairy figures there the structures can also be considered as many-domed churches, and crenellated walls with loopholes; so for example - Sandy fence, which is very much like a "Chinese wall", stretching for several kilometers along the southern shore of Lake Issyk- Kul. Finally we will be transferred to the village of Bokonbaevo. In the village we will visit the house of an eagle hunter and see the eagles, get information about eagle hunting and have an opportunity to hold them in hands. We may also visit the local felt factory. Dinner and overnight in a guest house.


Bokonbaevo – Kochkorka – Son-Kul (300 km / 4.5 hours). After breakfast we will drive to Kochkorka village where we will have lunch and see the crafts show. You will see how Kyrgyz people make their carpets and will have a chance to visit the handicrafts museum where you may even buy some souvenirs for your relatives and friends. After that we will be transferred to an amazing mountain lake Son-Kul which is opened only in summer as all the roads and the lake itself is covered with snow for the rest of the year. Dinner and overnight in local yurts.


Son-Kul – Bishkek (360 km / 5h). This will be a long drive back to Bishkek. Coming to the capital in the evening. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.


Bishkek. After breakfast you will have a city tour with visiting main Ala-Too square with changing of the guards, victory square with the central market, old square with the statue of Lenin, Manas complex and the local colorful bazaar. Free time after lunch to walk around the city and have shopping. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


Departure. This morning the car will take you back to Almaty. End of the program.

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